close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Syria calls EU sanctions European `colonialism`

A state-run newspaper in Syria says the European Union`s ban on oil imports from the country was a sign that Europe is trying to regain its colonial past.



Beirut: A state-run newspaper in Syria says the European Union`s ban on oil imports from the country was a sign that Europe is trying to regain its colonial past.

The EU announced Friday it was banning oil imports from Syria to protest the government`s deadly crackdown on a 5-month-old anti-government uprising. The sanctions will cost the embattled regime millions of dollars a day.

The Al-Thawra newspaper lashed out at the sanctions on Sunday.

The paper said Europe is working to "regain the past glory of its nasty, abominable colonization."
The UN estimates some 2,200 people have been killed since March as demonstrators take to the streets every week to protest the autocratic regime. But President Bashar Assad blames the unrest on thugs, not true reform-seekers.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India